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From the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association – Where Every Story Has Three Sides

Camps for Wedge Kids

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Bryant Square Park,  Rec Plus
3101 Bryant Avenue South, 612.230.6400, recplus@minneapolisparks.org
The Rec Plus program runs at Bryant Square Park and 14 other Recreation Centers. Registration began March 19, 2013. Ages:  grades 5-12 (must have completed Kindergarten). Cost: $172/week Minneapolis resident rate, $38/day. Dates: Monday-Friday, June 10 – August 16, 7:00 am to 6 pm

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, 612.871.1326 highpointprintmaking.org

Culture Camp Explore the world of theatre, printmaking, puppets, bookmaking, and dance at Children’s Theatre Company, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Zenon Dance School.To register for Culture Camp call 612-215-2520. Age Groups and Themes: 6 – 7 yrs old: Super Heroes Unite!; 8 – 9 yrs old: Hypnotic Robotic;  10 – 11 yrs old: Choose Your Own Adventure. Cost: $275 ($250 member of any of the five participating organizations). Dates: Monday-Friday, August 12-16, 9 am to 3 pm

5 Centers For Art – No Business Like Show Business The music, the make-up, the costumes, the props! Spend a day of theatrical art-making at five Twin Cities art centers: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, IFP MN Center for Media Arts, Textile Center, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Northern Clay Center. Register through Northern Clay Center at 612.339.8007 Ages: 9-12. Cost: $295 ($275 member of any of the five participating organizations). Dates: Monday-Friday, June 24-29, 9 am to 3 pm

5 Centers For Art – Down by the River Celebrate the beauty of nature and learn about Minnesota ecosystems and waterways through the 5 Centers for Art Camp. Spend a week off the beaten path at a different art center each day: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, IFP MN Center for Media Arts, Textile Center, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Northern Clay Center. Register through Northern Clay Center at 612.339.8007 Ages: 9-12. Cost: $295 ($275 member of any of the five participating organizations). Dates: Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 9 am to 3 pm

Intermedia Arts  
2822 Lyndale Avenue South, 612.871.4444 http://www.intermediaarts.org/Summer-Day-Camps-and-Classes

Elements of Hip Hop Experience the elements of Hip-Hop including Rapping, DJing, Dancing, and Visual Art. Final performance for friends and family. Curated by Hip-Hop Artist Desdamona. Ages:  grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 9:30am to 4pm

Aerosol & Graffiti Art Renowned artists Jojo and Peyton Scott Russell will take you on a journey through the fascinating world of Aerosol and Graffiti Art. Learn all about the history, culture and technique behind this often misunderstood art form. Ages:  grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 9:30am to 4pm

Theater: Be Heard, Be Seen, Be Work with theater artists Robert Farid Karimi and Harry Waters Jr. to idea generation, character development, ensemble work, and performance as you work together to create a theatrical piece that gets to the heart of what you care about in your world. This camp will end with a final performance. Ages:  grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 9:30am to 4pm

Animation Nation In this fun and super interactive class, you will work with local animator John Akre to create your own animated work. Ages:  grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, August 19-23, 1 to 4pm

Writing Short, A Lit Camp In this fast-paced, exercise-driven literary class, you’ll explore the ins & outs of short-form or “flash” writing.
Ages:  grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, August 19-23, 1 to 4pm

Lake Calhoun Sailing School
3010 E Calhoun Pkwy (lesson location, not mailing address) 612.927.8552 lakecalhoun.org
Sailing lessons on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN, from April through October, beginners to racing.
Ages:  4-18 Cost: $225-$380. Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 10 – August 15, 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm. Call for specifics or visit lakecalhoun.org

Painter Park
620 West 34th Street, 612.370.4911, stop in to register, or contact: Mitch Waukau, Painter Park, mwaukau@minneapolisparks.org

Kinder Kamp Playing outside, swimming at Bryant Square pool, bug collection, lots of crafts and more! Ages:  3-6 year olds, potty-trained. Cost: TBA. Dates: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 12 pm (no camp July 1-5).

Summer Day Camp Games, bi-weekly field trips, science experiments, arts and crafts, swim at local beach, sports, cooking and much more! Ages:  6-12 year olds, potty-trained. Cost: TBA. Dates: Monday-Friday, 12 pm – 5 pm (no camp July 1-5).

Teen Hang Time Dodge ball, kickball, flag football, basketball, and much more outside. Xbox 360, foosball, bumper pool and table tennis tournaments. Weekly trips to the beach and go on a field trip once a month. BBQ/cookout for dinner once a month. Ages:  teenagers. Cost: TBA. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 6 pm (no program July 2 and 4).

Twin Town Guitars
3400 Lyndale Avenue South, 612.822.3334, twintown.com
Youth, Teen & Girl-Powered Band Camps
Rock while developing improvisation and song writing skills, and conclude with an exciting public performance at the Whiskey Junction!
Ages: 8 to 16, Cost: $375, Dates: June 10 to June 21 or July 29 to August 9

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, 612.375.7600
http://www.walkerart.org/education-community-programs
http://teens.walkerart.org/
Many options, call or visit their website

World Martial Arts Center Summer Camp Program
2913 Lyndale Avenue South, 612.823.8233, call or stop in to register, www.wmacenter.com
Morning warm up class followed by an authentic tae kwon do class taught Korean style. Korean and Chinese Language: Children learn how to write their name and understand and speak key phrases of these languages. Afternoon field trip and activities: movie, playground, swimming pool, museum, library, gymnastics, and exercise. Taught by certified instructors. Values emphasized: team work, positive attitude, leadership, confidence, and discipline. Ages: 5 years old and up, Cost: $94/week half day, $149/week full day, Dates: June 24 to August 23.

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